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Kentucky House candidate is unapologetic over racist Obama posts

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Dan Johnson, who is running against the incumbent Democrat in the 49th district for Kentucky’s State House, is not apologizing for Facebook posts he made about President Barack Obama that many are calling blatantly racist. The images included a picture of a baby chimpanzee labeled as being Obama as well as images of ape-like features Photoshopped onto images of the president, but Johnson insisted in speaking with WDRB’s Lawrence Smith that…

Experts say don’t hold your breath for bigger raise or bonus in 2017

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According to the human resources consulting firm Aon Hewitt’s annual U.S. salary increase survey, despite the fact that the economy is getting stronger, you shouldn’t expect much increase in your salary or much of a bonus next year. The survey of 1,074 U.S. companies shows that the percentage of payroll budgets going to “variable pay” will be at 12.8%, meaning the percentage companies are willing to spend on bonuses will be…

March planned in memory of Alfred Olango

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EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — Alfred Olango, the unarmed black man shot and killed by police in a suburb of San Diego, will be remembered in a demonstration Saturday organized by clergy members and supporters of Olango’s family. The event comes a day after two videos of the shooting were released by authorities, something the family and community leaders in El Cajon had urged. The videos show the officer fired…

Sister of rape victim says Nate Parker is exploiting her in new film

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Sharon Loeffler, the sister of the woman who accused Nate Parker and Jean Celestin of rape 17 years ago, says that Parker’s new film, Birth of Nation, is exploiting her sister all over again. In a guest column for Variety, Loeffler spoke out about the agony that her sister had endured after being raped at just barely 18 years old, stating that her sister had only just left the foster care system and was excited…

Charlotte police release radio recordings in Keith Scott shooting

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Following the release of partial video of the Keith Lamont Scott shooting by Charlotte police, radio recordings from the incident have been released that seem to confirm the timeline given by police for the incident. According to police, they had seen Scott with a gun andmarijuana while they were looking for someone else. “Roll back to this apartment complex behind you. There was a guy parked next to us rolling…

Mother of Alfred Olango says ‘There is nothing as painful’

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EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — The anguished mother of a mankilled by police in a San Diego suburb said she could not believe her family left violence-wracked Uganda only to have her son shot to death in the United States. “We have come from a war zone,” Pamela Benge, mother ofAlfred Olango, said through sobs, wearing large dark glasses to cover her tears. “We wanted protection. That’s why we’re here……

Obama on Peres: ‘I could somehow see myself in his story’

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President Barack Obama buried another of his heroes Friday — a role model from his early life and now a role model for the future he’s slowly starting to map out. Shimon Peres, Muhammad Ali, Nelson Mandela: these men whom he’s now led the world’s goodbyes to were all friends — most don’t realize it, but of the three, he actually spent the most time with Peres — part of…

Reporter who quit on-air to fight for pot legalization faces decades in prison

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Charlo Greene became a viral sensation overnight when, on Sept. 22, 2014, she quit on live television in order to fight for marijuana. She shocked herself and her coworkers when she was covering the Alaska Cannabis Club in a news report and admitted on-air that not only was she a proponent of marijuana, but also she was the owner of the club she was covering. She declared, “F*** it, I quit,” before…

Police demand to be paid more before agreeing to wear body cams

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With the recent release of the video of the Keith Lamont Scott shooting in Charlotte, North Carolina, many are outraged that the footage only shows the vents leading up to the shooting and the events after it. The footage was only released after Scott’s family released their own footage, and after it was determined that a law would shield police from having to release the footage. But this is not…

Trump’s all-white Chicago trip is further confirmation he doesn’t care about black people

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Presidential hopeful Donald Trump has made numerous and mostly frightening comments about “black-on-black” crime in Chicago. And no matter how illogical he sounds, he continues to speak about violence in ways that only blame black people for problems rooted in white supremacy. This is what makes it incredibly odd that he wants the American people, including black people, to believe that he is the best person to end daily police…

Harlem boy, 6, dies after being rushed to hospital covered in bruises

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A 6-year-old Harlem boy died after being rushed to the hospital covered in bruises, and his mother and her boyfriend were arrested on Tuesday as they are being investigated for child abuse. While Zymere Perkins’ mother, Geraldine Perkins, has faced child abuse allegations five times before, she told authorities that it was her boyfriend, Rysheim Smith, who beat her son with a broken broomstick after the little boy relieved himself in an…

Police shoot, kill mentally ill black man in San Diego

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EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — A black man reportedly acting erratically at a strip mall in suburban San Diego was shot and killed by police after pulling an object from his pocket, pointing it at officers and assuming a “shooting stance,” authorities said. One of the officers tried and failed to subdue the unidentified man with a stun gun before the other officer fired several times, El Cajon Police Chief…

United Nations group compares U.S. police killings to lynching

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A United Nations group leveled heavy criticism against the United States concerning the police killings of black people, stating that the recent killings were reminiscent of lynchings and that the U.S. government was not doing enough to protect its citizens. “Contemporary police killings and the trauma that they create are reminiscent of the past racial terror of lynching,” said the report by the U.N. Working Group of Experts on People…

Terence Crutcher’s parents and wife fight over his estate

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The parents of Terence Crutcher and the mother of three of his kids are fighting in court over who can file a wrongful death lawsuit on his behalf. Joey and Leanna Crutcher, the parents of the unarmed black man killed by a white Tulsa police officer, alleged in a court filings Monday that his wife, Frenchel Renae Johnson-Crutcher, is unqualified to serve as special administrator of Crutcher’s estate, according to…

Houston officer caught on video beating man excessively with baton

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A Houston officer has resigned after surveillance video caught him beating a man with a baton during an arrest. The video, which was released Monday, shows Officer Jairus Warren and his partner approaching a man slumped over on a bench at a train station around 7:30 a.m. on Sept. 14. Warren and the civilian, Darrell Giles, 31, are seen exchanging words just before Giles gets up. The officer then hits him at…